Our impact

The ECLT Foundation works directly with communities in 6 countries.

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ECLT in numbers

Since 2011, ECLT has supported over 1,035,000 children, farmers and families in the fight against child labour.
  • 96,000 +


    in tobacco-growing communities were financially empowered

  • 33,000 +


    were sent to school and benefited from vocational training

  • 204,000+


    were removed or kept away from child labour

  • 711,000+

    community members

    were reached through awareness-raising activities

About child labour

Child labour is work which puts children's health, safety, education and development at risk.

160 million

children are involved in child labour worldwide

79 million

children are doing work which is hazardous.

Over 70%

of child labour is in agriculture

262 million

children and youth are out of school

Latest news

Highlights of our work around the world
  • 08.03.2023

    The will and courage to forge a better future

    The story of Bisayi is one of resilience and perseverance. Born in the Ntchisi District in Malawi, 17-year-old Bisayi dreamed of going to school since she was a little girl. However, reality was completely different, as she had to eventually drop out to work in the field and help her family make a living.

    #Women's Empowerment

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  • 28.02.2023

    Gender Equality: A powerful tool

    We interviewed Laura Criado Lafuente, the Deputy Country Director of CARE International in Malawi on gender equality and women empowerment.

    #Women's Empowerment #gender equality

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  • 31.01.2023

    Child labour issues and trends for 2023

    Dr. Innocent Mugwagwa, the Executive Director of the ECLT Foundation, highlights the top 5 issues in the business and human rights space might face in 2023, particularly as they relate to child labour. ECLT believes that businesses, civil society, and multi-stakeholder initiatives will have to consider these issues more carefully in 2023 and beyond.

    #Child Protection #Child Labour #Business and Human Rights

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